Here in Victoria, we are lucky to play host to the biggest event in the Australian horse-racing calendar, the Melbourne Cup. Every year, more than 100,000 spectators flock to the course to place bets, and they cheer on the races in their finest outfits. Whether you are a regular race-goer or want a taste of the excitement for the first time, get in touch with Melbourne on the Move to discuss your transport needs for a fun and relaxed race day.
Victoria Racing Club
The Victoria Racing Club is the official host of the Melbourne Cup, and you can find all the information you need about the races from them. However, horse-racing doesn’t just happen once a year. There are lots of special events as well as regular races, including Christmas, New Year and ANZAC Day races, to name but a few. Check the calendar of upcoming races on their website to see what is coming up and book tickets. The website also offers tips for getting the most out of race day and galleries of previous events.
Race Day Traditions
As you are probably aware, race day isn’t just about the horses. Plenty of people pay more attention to the outfits and hats worn by spectators than the races themselves. If you enjoy dressing up, this is certainly the perfect occasion to see and be seen. While there is no set dress code for general admission (only in the members area), attendees are encouraged to dress for a special occasion. Gents usually wear suits, while most of the ladies tend to stick to a classic formula: dress, heels and a hat or fascinator. Whatever you do, make sure you are comfortable in what you are wearing; you are likely to be on your feet for a lot of the day.
With so many people gathering for events like these, transport can be a real headache if you try to organise it yourself. At Melbourne on the Move, we have years of experience with busy occasions like race days and rock concerts. You needn’t worry about how to deal with the crazy traffic, and no one in your group has to be the designated driver, meaning you can enjoy the champagne that flows freely at the races. We are happy to chat to you about your needs, including group sizes and pickup points. Since we have several different types of coaches and minibuses with different seating capacities, we are sure to be able to accommodate you and your friends.